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Lot 0181
**Originally Listed At $200**

Oceania, Papua New Guinea, Wosera-Gawi region, ca. mid 20th century CE. A beautiful ceremonial terracotta jar with a rounded, apple-shaped body and a wide mouth. The interior is painted black, while the exterior is painted white, yellow, and red on a carved and fire-blackened surface. Repeated concentric ovals, the central ones containing totemic figures, ring the exterior. Size: 9.7" W x 6.25" H (24.6 cm x 15.9 cm)

Provenance: ex-private Tucson, Arizona, USA collection; ex-Ron Perry collection; Ron Perry collected art and artifacts for more than 40 years in New Guinea and the South Pacific. He collaborated with Carolyn Leigh to write a book entitled, "Art Dealer in the Last Unknown: Ron Perry & New Guinea Art: the early years 1964-1972" (2011)

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#129988

Condition

Tiny chips from rim, otherwise in great condition, with nice remaining pigment.

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20th C. Papua New Guinea Wosera Clay Jar

Estimate $300 - $450Jul 30, 2018